INTO Chair Dame Fiona Reynolds shares an conversation with some of INTO’s global Ambassadors: HH Maharaja Gajsingh of Marwar-Jodhpur; HRH Princess Dana Firas of Jordan and Hashim Djojohadikusumo.
These champions of INTO’s work share their perspectives on how heritage in all its forms – built and natural, tangible and intangible – is providing an essential service to society, the economy and our environment. To close our 2021 conference, they consider how our inheritance from the past is helping to build more resilient and equitable communities in the present.
Chair: Dame Fiona Reynolds
Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE became Chairman of the INTO board of trustees in 2015. After 11 years steering the National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland as Director-General from 2001-2012, she brings extensive expertise in heritage preservation to the board. She left the National Trust to become Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, her current role.
His Highness The Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Museum Trust and INTO Ambassador
Managing Trustee of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, pioneer of heritage tourism in India, member of the Governing Council of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Founding Trustee and Chairman of the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, a water conservation initiative in rural western Rajasthan, Trustee of the Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development.
HRH Princess Dana Firas of Jordan
President, Petra National Trust and INTO Ambassador
President of the Petra National Trust, Jordan’s oldest national non-governmental organisation in the field of heritage protection and preservation, Princess Dana has been working for more than two decades to promote cultural heritage preservation, education and sustainable development in various capacities in the private, public and civil society, both in Jordan and in the United States. Princess Dana is married to Prince Firas bin Raad, first cousin to King Abdullah of Jordan.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Indonesian Heritage Trust and INTO Ambassador
As a noted businessman and philanthropist, Hashim Djojohadikusumo has devoted the past twenty years to a variety of pressing social issues in Indonesia. Currently Chairman of the Board of Trustees of INTO member organisations, BPPI or the Indonesian Heritage trust, Hashim has a wide range of interests and achievement. These include efforts to rescue Sumatran tigers, backing programmes to save orangutan and honey bears of Kalimantan in Borneo, and improving the welfare of the wild elephant population of Sumatra. Hashim is the founder of the Arsari Djojohadikusumo Foundation, which was established in honour of his late father, Professor Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, a former Indonesian economist considered the architect of the country’s modern economy.